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Anti-government rallies in the capitals of Algeria and Yemen, inspired by events in Egypt, have been broken up.
Riot police in Algiers dispersed thousands of people who had defied a government ban to demand that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika step down.
A similar march in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, calling for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to leave office was attacked by government supporters.
Egypt's Hosni Mubarak stepped down on Friday after 18 days of mass protests.
Both Yemen and Algeria, like other countries in the region, have recently witnessed demonstrations for greater freed